Lipoedema (Lipedema)

Lipoedema (Lipedema)

PhysioPod are delighted to have received testimonials from therapists and self managing patients - here are just a sample of them…

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Patient Review: Lipoedema (Lipedema) - Self Management with the DEEP OSCILLATION® Personal SPORTS Patient Review - "Years, or rather decades, of being told to lose weight, twenty years of fruitless attempts to sort out compression for worsening varicose veins, followed post menopause by worsening leg pain and swelling in the course of every day, and finally, 3 years ago, in my late fifties, the diagnosis: lipoedema.

By Michelle Ellis, Chair of Lipoedema Ladies - Post Lipoedema Liposuction Successful Rehabilitation with DEEP OSCILLATION® - DEEP OSCILLATION® helps with pain, inflammation, swelling and bruising and breakdown of stubborn fibrosis. After liposuction or any surgical procedure it can be applied in the early post surgical period, resulting in less and smoother scar tissue and promotion of a dynamic wound healing. Naturally boosting the bodies natural healing process, it allows a quicker overview of results and a speedier return to normal activity.

Claire’s Story - What is Lipoedema? Lipoedema (NOT Lymphoedema) is a chronic, hereditary and genetic disorder of the adipose tissue (or body fat) which can be both disfiguring and painful. It predominantly affects women (although men can also suffer) from the age of puberty and beyond. Sufferers may have a normal slim (upper) body shape but a much larger disproportionate lower body below the waist without changes made to diet or exercise regime, in some cases, upper arms are effected too. As Lipoedema progresses, additional, expanding fat cells interfere with the pathways of lymphatic vessels and sufferers can develop secondary Lymphoedema and it then becomes known as Lipo-Lymphoedema. The effects of Lipoedema on the patient can also cause great psychological distress for the sufferer.

Jill' Story - As 2015 draws to a close, PhysioPod invited Jill, aged 74 to share her story of how Lipoedema has affected her life since the age of 12 and the years of being told to lose weight which made no difference to her condition. After finally receiving a correct diagnosis in 2012, Jill has made new lifestyle choices and received effective non invasive treatments. With the support of Talk Lipoedema, there is no stopping her as she shares her ultimate goal for 2016! Thank you so much Jill. x

Claire Tickle’s Painful 10 Stone Lipoedema Legs Are Now "Pain-Free And Light As A Feather” Following The Removal of 32 Litres Of Fat Via Liposuction Carried Out by Anne Dancey. - Claire is delighted with her new legs and also with the way she was able to enhance the post liposuction healing period with DEEP OSCILLATION® therapy, using a personal unit for 20 minutes a day via applicators from Days 3 to 30. Throughout the post operative rehabilitation period, Claire kept subjective scoring in the following areas; pain, oedema (swelling), bruising, skin tightness, mobility and appearance, which are displayed in an infographic in this article.

Nina Blakemore felt amazing after her treatment - PhysioPod had the pleasure of meeting Nina Blakemore and her Mum back in 2013. Nina gave the following comment after her treatment.

Lipoedema and Lymphoedema of the legs - "After myself and my mother were diagnosed with Lipoedema last year we found huge benefits from receiving regular manual lymphatic drainage treatments. As good as that is, financially it just isn't possible for us to go weekly. So when the Hivamat was recommended to us a few months ago by a well-respected MLD therapist, we hadn't heard about deep oscillation therapy, and wanted to find out more.

Chrissie Aldous provides feedback on using a PhysioPod for Lipoedema - "I first heard about the PhysioPod in October 2013, at a meet for ladies with Lipoedema. It is a very painful condition. Mary and Julie offered me a taster session on the PhysioPod...

Self Management with DEEP OSCILLATION® of Lipoedema and Fibromyalgia - "I purchased a Physiopod after seeing a demonstration at the Lipoedema Ladies Annual Meeting in 2013. I have both Lipoedema and Fibromyalgia and thought it could help with pain management...

Lynora Kennedy MLD UK, CDT, Vodder MLD Practitioner and Lymphoedema Therapist - Lynora is a well respected MLD Practitioner and Lymphoedema therapist who is the current administrator of MLD UK. She was one of the first MLD ladies to take on DEEP OSCILLATION® - A close friend of Sossi Yerissian who had "waxed lyrical" about DEEP OSCILLATION® so many times...Lynora had to have one!

Sharie Fetzer gives feedback on the DEEP OSCILLATION treatment received at Lipoedema UK Conference 2014 - “After spending a total of 4 days on my feet, 2 at the International Lymphoedema Framework Conference and 2 days running Lipoedema UK Conference and AGM, my legs were swollen and painful, so a session with a HIVAMAT 200® from Julie was wonderful.